We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, May 17th 2016, we took another top prize home -- $100,000 at the Florida Venture Forum Early Stage Capital Conference in St. Petersburg, FL. This was our second big win after taking the first place in the Miami Business Plan Challenge earlier this month.
Candidate.Guru was one of the three top cash winners along with a healthcare app Symptify of Sunny Isles Beach, and Streann Media of Miami that offers "TV everywhere experience" to advertisers.
We were selected to present from a list of nearly 100 applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capitalists and a handful of other investors. Participating in the Florida Early Stage Capital Conference gave us an opportunity to pitch Candidate.Guru Culture Match Prediction Engine on stage as well as meet with investors individually.
According to Kevin Burgoyne, president and CEO of the Florida Venture Forum, this year's conference attracted the best investors in the event's nine-year history. This was also the first time cash prizes have been awarded. "Our partnership with Space Florida added an exciting dimension to the event, providing three worthy companies with much needed capital they can use to continue to grow and scale their businesses," said Burgoyne.
“Quite often during that period the investor becomes an advisor and once they feel comfortable that the business of the company fits the investor’s profile, that’s when the magic happens,” he said.
At the conference, we've initiated a dialog with the top investors who were willing to get to know us and discuss the milestones and progress that we achieved in the early stages of business development. We are hoping that the nearest future brings us more exciting opportunities to prove to the tech community what we do really makes a difference for the recruiting industry.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and updates from Candidate.Guru! If you haven't had a chance to see our culture matching algorithm in action, now is a good time to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help you build a team of successful and long lasting employees.